As a part of normal startup, the Services PICs process (serviced) locks a file and writes its process ID (PID) into it. It could not lock the file.
The following message will appear in the log messages file:
SERVICED_PID_FILE_LOCK: Unable to lock PID file: <reason> (<error-code>)
An internal software failure occurred, serviced could not lock PID file.
This error might occur during the normal startup process. It is caused by a software failure.
Examine the following output to help determine the cause of this message:
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Look for any related events that occurred at or just before the SERVICED_PID_FILE_LOCK message.